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Stories & More for Preschoolers: Thursdays at 11:00 am

Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to these fun weekly gatherings. Miss Maryellen leads a lively hour of stories, songs, rhymes and hands-on craft activities, helping young learners develop vital early literacy skills, and helping families discover all the library has to offer. No advance registration is needed – just drop in and join the fun. Stories & More takes place weekly throughout the school year, with the exception of selected holidays.

Inland Seas – ROV Workshop: March 9, 11:00 am

Come learn about the health of our Great Lakes in this fun workshop presented by Inland Seas Educational Association. They’ll provide a brief overview of their Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV) program, used to enable researchers and industry professionals to visually assess underwater areas that were once unreachable or too dangerous for human access. The ISEA team will then lead participants through a hands-on exercise, using problem solving and teamwork to craft a functional ROV. This workshop is open for all, but is ideal for kids in grades 6 through 12 and their parents. Space is limited, so please contact the library in advance to register.

Scott Mills / Drift Gestures: March 11, 7:00 pm

Join us for this poetry reading and conversation with local author Scott Mills. Scott lives and works here on the Leelanau Peninsula, as a writer, artist and teacher. During the summer months, he also works on North Manitou Island with the nesting population of piping plovers as part of the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort. His poetry and prose explores the natural world and our physical and spiritual connection to it. He has published a number of poetry chapbooks, and also shares a monthly newsletter via his website. Scott will read from his new collection of poetry Drift Gestures.

Neighborhood Forest – free trees for kids!

We’re thrilled to once again be participating in the wonderful Neighborhood Forest program, bringing tree seedlings to kids and families in the Glen Lake area! Parents can order free trees via this simple online form, and help their kids make this long-term green investment in our local environment. Orders must be placed by March 15, with trees to be delivered to the library in April. For information, visit the Neighborhood Forest website, or contact us at the library.

Greeting Card Workshop: March 20, 1:00 pm

Create your own thoughtful greeting card with paper crafter Susan Schneider. Susan is a part-time Empire resident, and life-long crafting enthusiast. She’ll provide everything you need to make a “Thinking of You” card for a loved one experiencing loss or other difficulties. To save a seat, please contact the library to register by Monday, March 18.

History Hounds: from the Historical Society of Michigan

Explore fascinating topics in Michigan history with these weekly virtual lectures, presented by the Historical Society of Michigan, and available free of charge to patrons of the Glen Lake Library. Lectures are presented on Tuesday afternoons at noon, or Wednesday evenings at 7:00, in alternating weeks. Register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link, specifying the Glen Lake Community Library as your member organization.

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Here’s a great new resource to support early childhood learning, delivered right to your cell phone. Register via a brief online form, and receive 8 – 10 text messages per month, each outlining a simple activity you can share with your little one. Or, even more simply, just text TALK to 75547. Many thanks to the Ypsilanti District Library and their partners for making this service available to all Michigan residents!